India Achieves New Milestone In COVID Vaccination, Administers Over 1.32 Crore Vaccine Doses In A Single-DayCovid-19 vaccination drive

India on Tuesday (31 August) achieved a new milestone of administrating over 1.3 crore Covid vaccine doses across the country.

The numbers are the highest achieved by India on a single day since the beginning of the vaccination drive on 16 January.

According to the CoWin portal data, over 1.32 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses were administered across the country on Tuesday, nearly 24 lakh more than the previous record of 1.08 crore doses in a single-day.

On 27 August, India had administered over 1 crore (1,08,83,963) vaccine doses for the first time.

India's Covid vaccination coverage has now crossed 65.32 crore (65,32,98,) doses, according to the CoWin data at 8 am on Wednesday (1 September).

So far, over 50 crore (50,37,33,179) first doses have been administered across the country while 14.95 crore (14,95,65,467) shots have been administered as second dose.

In the 18-44 age group, over 31.76 crore vaccine doses have been administered while 19.83 crore jabs have been given to those in the 45-60 age group.

(With inputs from IANS)

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